MSP Reports for Charles County

LA PLATA, Md. - The La Plata Barrack of the Maryland State Police (MSP) today released the following incident and arrest reports.

On March 22, 2007, at 1810 hours, Trooper J. Wilson was conducting suspended registration operations with a tag reader on Old Washington Road, south of Acton Lane, when a red Chevrolet Impala traveled pass the tag reader, which indicated a flag for suspended registration on a Maryland tag. Trooper Wilson initiated a stop on the vehicle. Upon contact with the driver, Trooper Wilson advised the driver as to why he was stopped. The driver was identified by his license as Renaldo Martze Keys Jr., 24 of Waldorf. Through communications with the Police Communications Operator, Trooper Wilson was advised that the registration was suspended on 7/21/06 for the vehicle emissions inspection program, and again on December 29, 2006, for a compulsory insurance violation and there was an order to take the tags off the vehicle. When Keys’ license was run, there was an error on the return. It said that he was valid with no points but did not give any further information. Trooper Wilson wrote Keys a citation for the suspended registration. The tags were removed from the vehicle and Keys was advised that he could park it off the roadway until he could make a disposition on his vehicle. Trooper Wilson returned to his vehicle and stopped a separate vehicle, when he got a late return on Keys; license was suspended. Keys was still in the parking lot with his vehicle when Trooper Wilson approached Keys and again made contact with him. Trooper Wilson began writing Keys another citation for driving on a suspended license when he was informed by the Police Communications Operator that Keys was suspended three times, all for failure to appear in district court. Keys was placed under arrest for driving on a suspended license. During a search incident to arrest of the vehicle, Trooper Wilson found a plastic bag of Marijuana in the center console and in the ash tray there was a Marijuana roach, many seeds, and many stems. Keys was transported to the Charles County Detention Center pending a bond review. Keys was charged with possess a controlled dangerous substance of schedule 1, to wit: Marijuana.

On March 25, 2007, at approximately 1603 hours, TFC J. Edelen responded to southbound U.S. Route 301, at Sub Station Road, Waldorf, Charles County, for a report of a vehicle parked in the roadway. Upon TFC Edelen’s arrival, he spoke with Officer Ling #2938 of the Prince George’s County Police. Officer Ling stated, he observed a black Nissan bearing Maryland registration 3BSR13 driving all over the roadway. He stated the vehicle then stopped in lane #1 of U.S. Route 301 at Sub Station Road. Officer Ling approached the vehicle and observed a white male passed out in the driver’s seat. Officer Ling also stated there was a cigarette laced with Phencyclidine (PCP) on his lap. Officer Ling was able to wake the subject up and he was very incoherent. TFC Edelen made contact with Andrew Thomas Croston, 22 years of Mechanicsville, who was identified by his Maryland driver’s license. While TFC Edelen spoke with Croston, he was very incoherent and could not stand on his own. TFC Edelen placed Croston under arrest for driving under the influence and possession of PCP. Croston was taken to the Charles County Detention Center pending a bond review. Croston was charged with the following: DUI, Possession not Marijuana.

On March 26, 2007, at approximately 0005 hours, TFC R. Lemerise observed a white GMC pickup truck with West Virginia registration traveling northbound U.S. Route 301, north of Acton Lane in lane #3. The vehicle failed to drive within a single lane, three separate times. TFC Lemerise initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle. TFC Lemerise made contact with the operator, Ramsey NMN Reardon, 26 years, of Arthur, West Virginia, who was identified by his West Virginia driver’s license. TFC Lemerise detected a strong odor of alcohol on Reardon’s breath. Reardon failed field sobriety test and was arrested for DUI. A search incident to arrest revealed a small wooden box containing marijuana. Reardon was transported to the barrack for DUI processing and he was subsequently transported to the Charles County Detention Center pending a bond review. Reardon was charged with the following: DUI, did possess with intent to use drug paraphernalia, to wit: one wooden box, used to store/contain a controlled dangerous substance of Schedule 1 to wit: marijuana, and did possess a controlled dangerous substance of Schedule I, to wit: marijuana.

On March 26, 2007, at 2314 hours, TFC D. Collins observed a 1992 Isuzu truck bearing Maryland registration. The vehicle was traveling in lane #2, at 35 mph in a 55 mph zone. A computer check revealed the vehicle’s registration plates to be reported stolen. TFC Collins initiated a traffic stop. TFC Collins made contact with the operator who advised TFC Collins of his name, James Anthony Goldring, 52 years, of Bryantown, MD. A computer check further revealed the tags reported stolen to the Charles County Sheriff’s Office. Further investigation revealed the vehicle to be unregistered and the operator/defendant advised TFC Collins the tags were on the vehicle when he purchased it from a friend. The theft was confirmed by the Charles County Sheriff’s Office and the operator was arrested without incident. Goldring was processed and transported to the Charles County Detention Center pending a bond review. The operator was charged with: Theft Less $500 value.

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